Written May 30, 2016
Like the first movie (the Lighning Thief), this one took quite a few liberties with the original book, but i don't think the story suffered at all for it.
While I loved Pierce Brosnan as Chiron, I think Anthony Stewart Head's portrayal is closer to his character in the books. Stanley Tucci is great as Mr D!
Not sure about the casting for Clarisse and Tyson-they're both too attractive for their characters, if you're looking for faithfulness to the books, but I think they work in the context of the movie taken as an independent work.
The special effects were great, especially the hippocampus and Colchis bull.
All in all, well worth seeing for fans of the series. I just hope they can get the rest done before the cast gets too old!
Written July 24, 2016
My 13 yr. old and 10 yr. old grandkids and my husband and I all thought it was great! Wonderful for kids and adults alike. But like it was said before, this is a movie not a book. You will be delighted by this wonderful movie with great effects and its good CLEAN fun for the whole family for a great change. I was not disappointed at all and we all had smiles on our faces when we left!
Written October 24, 2016
Read all the books, saw the first movie. It was a disappointment! Sea of Monsters was perfect! Realistic special affects, believable camp, followes book details better than first movie. Actors were believable, also. Well directed Kronos scared my granddaughter, she said he wasn't that scary in the book! Good entertainment!
Written August 09, 2013
This was a very enjoyable movie. It was action filled and I feel there was a message of friendship and how precious that is. Three of us went and the age was from 74 to 14. We all enjoyed it, so it is definitely a movie for all ages. I highly recommend it.
Written February 09, 2016
I found this movie to be enjoyable. Not exactly like the books, but enjoyable enough. It's not the kind of movie that you take too seriously, and it doesn't have the depth (either in character or story) as other Book-to-Big-Screen endeavors, but it is enjoyable nonetheless.
I do have a concern that if they don't continue to make these movies they will leave some loose threads unfinished, but otherwise, an enjoyable summer movie.